Do you have a face-to-face critique group? Tell me about it. Does your writers' organization have critiquing sessions? How do they work?
How many members in your group?
How often do you meet?
When you crit, do you read aloud?
Do you bring as much as a chapter or just a few pages?
Do you pass from left to right, read silently and make comments directly on the manuscript?
How long do you spend on one story, with each member?
How long does the entire critique meeting last?
Bayou Writers Group has approximately 18-25 active members who want to critique each other. We're a general writing group. We have everything from poetry to novels.
I want to hear your suggestions on how we can critique more effectively.
Five people to a group?
Moderator with rules and guidelines?
Pass out manuscripts to 'partners' a day or two before the meeting?
Talk to me. Leave nothing out. I want details and suggestions.